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Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 08, 2015, 12:30:21 PMWhen Daenerys and friends were surrounded, I literally said out loud excitedly: "Dragons! Dragons!" Then, push in and she closes her eyes. Epic scene.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 08, 2015, 12:30:21 PMIn a lesser show, they would have added ADR of someone saying "where are your dragons?!?" offscreen. But here, they linger on this impossible situation just long enough to prompt you to run through the list of possible solutions, until you land on dragons, and then they give you the payoff. Good stuff.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 08, 2015, 12:30:21 PMDaenerys taking off on her dragon and leaving her team behind is an interesting thing. I wonder what other people think about that. Is she escaping the city for good? Is she expecting them to catch up with her? How many unsullied are still alive? What kind of army will she even have going forward?
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 08, 2015, 12:30:21 PMThe burning of Shireen is a great example of character horror done right in the show. It's a difficult storytelling choice that has meaningful implications for everyone, none more than Stannis, who has never been so interesting.This also means that Shireen managed to go her entire life without being raped or even threatened with rape. And she somehow turned out to be a fully-developed character anyway. Well done, showrunners.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 08, 2015, 12:30:21 PMIf they leave Sansa locked in her rape room over the break, I will be very disappointed. This finale needs to be 3 hours long.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2015, 10:47:57 PMApparently the series is completely caught up with the books now, and the show cliffhangers match up with the book cliffhangers for the most part.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2015, 10:47:57 PMI just realized that I'm more invested in Myrcella than Sansa right now. Is there a way she can survive? I agree that Jaime has to turn that boat right around. Surely he realizes it's poison.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2015, 12:22:43 AMSpeaking of which, do we think the walk of shame was maybe a minute too long? There was a way to do that effectively as a super long torment, but I'm not sure they pulled it off. Maybe there were too many repeating shots that were essentially the same thing. Or the music wasn't quite doing its job.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2015, 12:22:43 AMRandom thought. Littlefinger's plan (at least the one he told Cersei) depended on Stannis's and Bolton's forces weakening each other with a legit battle, which obviously did not materialize. Hmm.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2015, 12:22:43 AMThe place where they left Sansa, literally in mid-air plunging to some unknown fate, is a perfect illustration of the lazy suspense that now characterizes her story — or rather, that is now the entire content of her story. Brienne missing the candle lighting by seconds is the clear runner-up. That was something out of a terrible movie. My reaction to that was: "Wait, what? That's really what they're going with?" Is Sansa's story so blanketed with bad choices that one shade of idiocy is indistinguishable from another? This continues to be the dumbest corner of Game of Thrones and probably doesn't warrant any further thought. So I'll leave it there.
Quote from: Jeremy Blackman on June 15, 2015, 12:22:43 AMJon's death was pretty good. I was disappointed that his eyes didn't turn blue right at the end.
QuoteWhen asked point-blank of Snow is firmly gone—as in, is actor Kit Harington released from his Thrones contract?—showrunner Dan Weiss told EW, "Dead is dead." "We would hope that after seeing the scene and the way it's shot that the answer to that will be unambiguous in the minds of the people watching it," Weiss explained. "It should be pretty clear what happens in by the time you're done seeing that scene. It's not an, 'Oh what just happened scene?'"
Quote from: polkablues on June 16, 2015, 12:12:12 AMPoint three: The writers of Game of Thrones are not terrible at storytelling. Point four: Jon Snow's death at this point in the overall story would be terrible storytelling.